The angle gave WWE an out with the ‘McMahon Million Dollar Mania’ contest, as they almost immediately announced on their website following Raw that the contest has been suspended for the foreseeable future. The contest was supposed to help turn around ratings for WWE, which are at a 10 year low, however ended up being a flop.
This year’s draft allowed champions to bring their titles to whichever show they were drafted. In last year’s draft, Bobby Lashley was immediately stripped of his ECW title when he was drafted from ECW to Raw. (Thanks to John)
Triple H was drafted to Smackdown tonight, which would be the first time he would be a member of that brand since 2002, when he was sole property of the brand before going to Raw at Vengeance later that year. Triple H was drafted to Smackdown in 2004, however never appeared on Smackdown as by the time the next episode of Smackdown aired, Triple H was traded back to Raw in exchange for Booker T and the Dudley Boyz to go to Smackdown. (Thanks to ChampHCW)